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REVIEW - Sean and Daro Flake It 'Til They Make It

Updated: Apr 8

Traverse Theatre

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023


Review: Sean and Daro Flake It 'Til They Make It. Photo credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

On the day of his mums funeral, uni dropout Sean is coaxed into buying an ice cream van by his audacious pal, Daro. Full of dreams, sugar, and not a lot of business acumen, the pair enter the world of mobile confectionary hoping to make a new life for themselves and a tidy profit in the meantime. Can Sean and Daro Flake it until they make it?!

I absolutely adored this! The fast paced script by Laurie Motherwell is full of witty observations and exquisite dialogue, delivered perfectly by first-rate actors.

Sean Connor (Sean) and Cameron Fulton (Daro) are a charismatic duo, and their sharp but cruel banter rings true of Glasgow working-class friendships. There is so much content and so many wisecracks delivered in this 75 minute play, I firmly believe it would take 2 hours to perform with any other accent.

The Whippy Brothers are hilarious, loveable, daft but determined. You cannot help but root for them, and I loved that this portrayal of a Scottish male friendship had so much heart. Sean's' disbelief and facial expressions at some of the antics his pal gets up to are priceless.; but he loves him anyway.

The set and lighting are beautiful; the colourful ice-cream van and great props all add interest and intrigue on stage. There's music, there's humour and a lot of swearing! This production feels fresh, intelligent and engaging from beginning to end.

'Sean and Daro Flake it 'til they make it' is a new gem in the Scottish Theatre repository, and I hope it runs for many years to come. Until then, I highly recommend you catch this while you can at The Traverse Theatre this August. I can't wait to see it again. Joyous!


Sean and Daro Flake it 'til they make it

When and Where?

Traverse Theatre - Traverse 1

Times vary

Plays until 20th August 2023

75 minutes

Age recommendation: 14+ - Lots of string language.

📸 Photo credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

Sean and Daro Flake It 'Til They Make It. Photo credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

Cast and Creatives: Sean and Daro Flake it 'til they make it


Sean Connor SEAN

Cameron Fulton DARO

Creative Team

Laurie Motherwell Writer

Robert Softley Gale Director

Karen Tennent Set & Costume Designer

Renny Robertson Lighting Designer

Novasound Sound Designer

Production Team

Kevin McCallum Head of Production

Renny Robertson Head of Lighting & Sound

Dave Bailey Lighting & Sound Technician

Fi Elliott Lighting & Sound Technician

Catherine Idle Company Stage Manager

Scott Ringan Assistant Stage Manager

Sean and Daro Flake It 'Til They Make It. Photo credit: Mihaela Bodlovic

REVIEW: Sean and Daro Flake It 'Til They Make It (Theatre, Comedy, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2023)

🎟️ Disclosure: I am an Edinburgh Festival Fringe accredited media reviewer and as such I receive complimentary press tickets in exchange for my honest reviews. My reviews and star ratings are always my honest opinions.

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